Monday, January 19, 2015
JUST WHO WILL LOSE SNAP BENEFITS NEXT YEAR?
Nearly 1 million people will lose SNAP benefits in 2016 as fewer states qualify for a waiver from the law that limits a childless adult’s benefits to 3 months if he or she isn’t working at least part-time or enrolled in a job training program for at least 20 hours a week. Most of those affected are men (60%). Over 4 out of 5 (82%) earn less than 50% of the federal poverty level ($5,835 a year), and nearly one-third are over 40 years old.
Source: Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, 1/13/15, SNAP Cuts